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High school seniors can’t go wrong serving others

August 24, 2016 The new school year will be here before we know it and high school seniors will be filled with a mixture of anticipation, excitement and anxiety as they think about what lies ahead of them. more »»

What is the Meaning of Life?

August 21, 2016 It is a very sad state of affairs when a person dies without knowing the meaning of life. more »»

Another round at Iowa Valley’s Orpheum

August 19, 2016 It’s no secret the editorial view of The News-Herald has been dim ever since Iowa Valley Community College District took over the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Marshalltown. more »»

The harm of subsidy payments in farming

August 17, 2016 When we think about the farm bill, most of us think about helping family farms, but this is far from the case. The current farm bill was authorized in 2014, and that bill is to take us through 201. more »»

New college doctrine needed

August 11, 2016 It happens in university classrooms throughout the nation every day. Teachers will be tackling a subject near and dear to their hearts. It might be developing the third worl. more »»

We count on the mail

August 5, 2016 I got the mail today. A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. more »»

Celebrating a Centennial of National Parks: Americans are flocking to their favorites

August 3, 2016 The most Americans in recent years are heading to national parks in recognition of the U.S. National Park Service’s 100th anniversary on Aug. 25. more »»

Wythe’s Wisdom

July 21, 2016 In Colonial Williamsburg, there is an important house that people still tour with interest. more »»

Engage Iowa - Who we are

July 18, 2016 Editor’s Note: Cedar Rapids Mayor and Engage Iowa leader recently visited the Tama News-Herald - Toledo Chronicle offices. more »»

Clearing some misconceptions about felons and voting

July 15, 2016 Despite what you might have read or heard recently, felons are not permanently barred from voting in Iowa. There are a lot of misconceptions regarding this issue. I hope to clear up some of those. more »»

School choice is the right choic

July 13, 2016 The Iowa General Assembly (IGA) needs to change the K-12 educational system for Iowa students from the current geographical-assignment system to a complete school-choice plan where the tax money... more »»

Veterans may be affected by fireworks

July 1, 2016 Dear Editor, As the Independence Day holiday approaches, Phantom Fireworks would liek to remind all our custoemrs and all of those who use consumer fireworks to be mindful of the fact some vfeterans... more »»

How does transparency work with law enforcement?

June 29, 2016 This last year has brought a spotlight on the use of body cameras and car dash cameras by law enforcement officers. This issue has landed directly in front of the Iowa Public Information Boar. more »»

Explore our history and culture this summer

June 25, 2016 Iowans and out-of-state visitors looking for interesting things to do this summer have lots of choices. more »»

Iowans heed the call for pollinator habitat development

June 22, 2016 In 2016, the Iowa Farm Service Agency (FSA), worked with Iowa farmers and landowners to convert 97,371 acres of cropland to new pollinator habitat plantings by utilizing the Conservation Reserve... more »»

State benefit plans

June 8, 2016 The Iowa General Assembly (IGA) needs to change the pension system for state employees from the current Defined Benefit (DB) plan to a Defined Contribution (DC) plan as soon as possible (ASAP). more »»

Veterans can fill skilled job openings

June 4, 2016 Iowa needs skilled workers to fill immediate openings and anticipated retirements over the next five years. more »»

Ernst condemns VA Secretary’s comments on wait times

June 3, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), the first female combat veteran to serve in the U.S. more »»

Vote Tuesday, June 7

June 1, 2016 Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 7, and I encourage all eligible Iowans to make their voices heard by participating. Exercising the right to vote is one of our most important civic duties. more »»

Q&A: Memorial Day

May 30, 2016 Q: Why is Memorial Day a federal holiday? A: This holiday observes the ultimate sacrifice of more than 1 million Americans who served in the Armed Forces and lost their lives in the line of duty. more »»

 
 

 

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